Backward/Forward

Backward/Forward
I hear so many people say “I cant wait till things are back to normal”. “I will be ok when this is over and we are back to normal”.
I don’t think life is going to be the same when “this is over (COVID-19). This virus has not taken God by surprise, I am not saying that He caused it, but the devil or any laboratory cannot do anything without God’s permission.
Romans 8:28 (ESV) says “and we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose”.
I think God has given us, His Church, an opportunity to re-evaluate our busyness. We have been given a window of time to stop and examine what and how we use our time. (actually time is not ours its God given).
Let us not be like the Israelites complaining that they wanted to go back to Egypt because they didn’t like their circumstances. Wanting life to go back to the way it was, is looking backward. It would be a backward step I believe if once this social distancing is over that we go back to our busyness.
Question to oneself: What was I so busy doing? Was I busy about my Fathers business, or was I just busy doing my own thing?
Looking forward is re-evaluating, making changes. Surrendering our time to God, so He can use us to build His Kingdom here on earth.
It is clear in the Bible that we have a purpose Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, creed in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
 
James: 1:22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your-selves.

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